4 Best Budget picks for a video conferencing laptop (under $1000)

Whether you’re in a meeting with colleagues from Prague or simply chatting with mom on your webcam, video conferencing has come a long way from the days of webcams with low megapixels and blocky video feeds. As a profession content creator for a large multinational company, I often find myself in video meetings with a wide variety of people; at all hours of the day. When I’m in the office, I use the little Lenovo laptop that my company provides, but when I’m at home, I decided to get a much more performant laptop so that I could appear clear and well-defined, even at 5 am my time. So, which are the best laptops for video conferencing? Let’s take a look.

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Top 5 Asus Laptops in 2017 + Guide to Best Asus models

Owning a laptop is very useful for your work, play, and even as a means of expression. There are many great laptop manufacturers out there who have excellent machines. Some of the top manufacturers today are Acer, Dell, HP, and MSI, but there is one company crafts laptops that are both affordable and performant and that computer manufacturer is Taiwanese company Asus. I am a bit of a big fan of the company, I have a desktop from them, and I actually own the Asus GL502VM-DB71, which I use with my HTC Vive, but which is the best Asus laptop on the market? Let’s take a look at some great contenders.

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Best laptops with SSD: 5 Top Picks within $550 – $2400

Laptops with SSD It’s amazing; I can still remember purchasing a computer hard drive when I was in college that had a total of five gigabytes. I know that this information dates me a bit, but that hard drive, which I bought from CompUSA, cost me more than $250. Today, the best Laptops with SSD hard units can hold thousands of times more data than that old five-gigabyte drive; in fact, five gigabytes wouldn’t hold much these days.

That drive that I bought all those years ago was an EIDE HDD, which is a rotational unit. Nowadays, these are becoming more and more dated, with solid-state drives, which have no moving parts, gradually starting to replace them. As a matter of fact, many manufacturers are creating laptops with only solid-state drives inside, which is great because these drives are much faster than even 7200RPM HDD devices. Let’s take a look at a few more advantages to the solid-state drive.

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Guide to the Best laptops for film students (+ 5 Top Picks in 2017)

Film student Film students often need to have fairly powerful and capable laptops in order to really excel in their chosen major. As a current major in film who wants to eventually direct 3-D animated movies, I am in a unique position to understand exactly what kind of devices are the best laptops for film students.

As a student who intends to work for a company like Pixar or Dreamworks, I find that after I’m done working on my scripts, I do a lot of editing on my high definition files. This can happen inside my school’s film lab or even in my off-campus apartment, but in any situation, it’s really nice to have a good laptop for this part of the job.

Some university film programs like the American University School of Communication have computing requirements for their film schools, so make sure that you know what type of machine you need before you start your semester.

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Best laptops for Hacking: Top 5 picks for Pentesting & Hacking

Unix terminalChoosing the ideal laptop for hacking and penetration testing is a difficult process and usually depends on your specific hacking needs and tools. Are you into war driving and hacking WiFi hotspots on the run? Or maybe your laptop mostly stays home and you run time-intensive brute force attack programs? What processor and graphics technologies are your password cracking programs able to take advantage of? How often do you rely on time-memory tradeoff techniques to recover passwords? Is this your main hacking platform or do you SSH into another machine? All of these questions will be relevant to choosing the best hacking machine for you.

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Best HP Laptop for Students, Office, Gaming & Home (1 for each)

Hewlett Packard was a corporation that ran for nearly a hundred years, with their final focus resting on computing technology. Though HP still exists, it is an off-shoot of this original brand called HP, INC.

The reason for this split was mostly due to potential financial gain. The two sides of Hewlett Packard still work together very frequently and operate often as if they have not split at all. This means that HP computers, especially laptops, are the exact same quality that they’ve always been.

The best Hewlett Packard laptops depend heavily on what their primary use will be. Below we’ll be outlining some of the most common usages for laptop computers as of this writing- and which HP products suit those needs the best.

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Guide to Top 14″ Laptops in 2017 (+ 4 Best Picks)

As an individual who uses laptops on the go a lot, it is important for me to have a device that is light enough to carry, but has a screen that is large enough for my needs. I have found that many of the larger laptops tend to feel heavier on my back throughout the day, so I decided to pick up a 14 inch laptop that is perfect for my needs.

Since I write on a daily basis, it is important that I chose a laptop that fits my needs for both work and entertainment. I want a smaller sized screen, but I don’t want to sacrifice quality to get it. With all of this in mind, which models on the market today are the best 14 inch laptops? Before we look at a few specifics, let’s look at the features that you want to have in your new device.

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5 Best High Performance Laptops (Intel 7th Gen + Nvidia 10th Gen)

Get a nice cup of coffee besides your laptop!
When you need a laptop that can keep up with you.
It’s amazing; the advances in laptop computing have placed what used to be a diminished computing experience into a position where portable computers often perform as well as most desktops. As a result, many folks like me are completely eschewing the desktop experience in favor of the laptop one. This change up has completely revolutionized my computing. As a person who finds himself in need of a more powerful experience, I know that there are perspective buyers like myself who need a feature-rich laptop, which is why I decided to create this guide on the best high-performance laptops.

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Best laptops with a Long battery life (10+ Hours on Wi-Fi)

The more the merrier
The more the merrier
I’ve been a laptop enthusiast for years now, and it still amazes me how long an average laptop can last these days compared to their older predecessors. Since I sometimes hear that many people wish that they didn’t have to be plugged in as much, I decided to create this guide on the best laptops with long battery life so that you can take your machine out with you without the need to constantly tether up.

With the performance gap closing between desktops and laptops, some newer laptops could still do a lot better when it comes to overall battery life when they aren’t plugged in. Fortunately, my current laptop manages to provide about ten hours when running on battery power. Before we get into our reviews, let’s take a look at what you should also consider when seeking long battery life in a laptop.

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Step-by-step guide to Best Digital Art laptops (+4 top picks)

Looking at paintings
Art, but not that kind of art
Whether you’re just starting out with digital art, working primarily in 2D, or going full-bore with 3D, you want the best laptop for digital art that you can afford. There will be a slight difference between the requirements for 2D art and 3D art, but the following laptops should do a decent job for either one. You’re going to need to shell out a bit more for a decent digital art laptop than you would for an all round machine, but the outlay will make it worth it in the long run.

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